Over a long and accomplished career, Dr. Blumberg (1925-2011) was best known for identifying, with colleagues, the hepatitis B virus, a major cause of primary liver cancer. That discovery led to the development of the first vaccine against hepatitis B, which was also the first vaccine capable of preventing a human cancer. For this discovery, Dr. Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1976.
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